A Burning Question: Inflammation in chronic disease
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5 p.m.
107 Murray Street, Ottawa
Inflammation can be a life saver. When you are injured or you're fighting off an infection, this natural response helps contain the damage. The redness, swelling, pain and heat that are the hallmarks of inflammation may be unpleasant, but they are just part of getting better.
However, chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases, from heart disease to rheumatoid arthritis. Why is too much inflammation a bad thing? What causes inflammation to run amok? How can you know when you're experiencing chronic inflammation? And what can we do to put out the fire? Join us for a discussion about research showing the connection between chronic inflammation and disease.
This free event is hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, its Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis and the Cochrane Collaboration. Space is limited.
Marc Pouliot, PhD
Department of Microbiology-Infectiology and Immunology
Peter Tugwell, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Phillip Gardiner, PhD
CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis